Blog: It's the first day of school for you too.
What does my child need to be able to do before they start in Reception?
Equipping your kids with some practical skills will help them feel happy and confident about starting primary school. Here are our suggestions for the practical, educational, social and emotional skills you could work to help them feel ready for school.
What if my child doesn't like school?
Tears aren't uncommon when children start school. Don't be alarmed if they carry on into the first term, our blog 'When first day tears last all term' offers advice and shared experience.
Be School Ready 2018
For the last three years we've run our #BeSchoolReady campaign for primary schools. This year Parentkind member associations can also apply for free magazines to help them welcome new parents to secondary school in England and Wales and post-primary school in Northern Ireland.
And we'll be adding more information here to help parents support their child as they move on from primary school in the coming weeks.